Nutrients
Fruit
Vegetables
Random Facts
"Cooked"
100

This quickly burned nutrient is the body's main source of energy. It can be found in grains, fruits, beans, starchy vegetables, and more. 

Carbohydrates

100

The heaviest one of these on record weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces; that's a lot of guacamole!

Avocado 

100

Romaine & leaf aka loose-leaf are types of this salad starter

Lettuce 

100

You can get this vitamin from sunlight

Vitamin D

100

This Hormel product is cooked in its own can and, along with other processed meats, is considered a carcinogen according to the World Health Organization

Spam 

200

Plant sources of this muscle-building nutrient include tofu, rice, beans, lentils, peas, and more. 

Protein

200

The Cavendish is the most common variety of this affordable and high-in-potassium tropical fruit in the United States

Banana 

200

To retain its crispness the sugar snap type of this should be eaten raw

Pea

200

Popular with nutritionists the brown type of this is intentionally left unmilled

Rice

200

The food industry pushed processed foods into the American household after this war, selling people many of the same products that soldiers ate and drank during the war. 

World War II

300

This important nutrient provides the most CONCENTRATED (and highest calorie) source of energy.

Fat

300

This stone fruit is fuzzier if bought by the roadside; supermarket varieties are mechanically brushed

Peaches

300

In most U.S. grocery stores you should assume you are purchasing these even if the sign says yams

Sweet Potatoes 

300

Made from sugarcane the blackstrap variety of this has less sugar but more nutrition than lighter types

Molasses 

300

This invention helped cooking to advance 10,000 years ago and is still common in our kitchens today 

The pot
400

These micro-nutrients are dissolved by either fat or water.

Vitamins

400

This variety of lime grown only in Southern Florida is best known as an ingredient in a certain pie

Key Lime

400

This small green vegetable native to Mexico is the essential ingredient in salsa verde

Tomatillo 

400

A lack of vitamin C was a common problem for sailors back in the day, which led to this nasty disease 

Scurvy 

400

8% of Americans have this type of preventable disease 

Type 2 diabetes 

500

Trace elements found in food that are used by the body.

Minerals

500

The Bosc variety of this fruit is excellent for baking or poaching

Pears

500

This green pod veggie used in Creole cooking & to thicken soups & stews is also known as lady's finger

Okra

500

This mineral helps carry oxygen through your blood. Robert Downey Jr. knows it's important. 

Iron

500

As seen in "Cooked," Nestle has created a research and development center in this country in order to create and sell traditional-style foods in cheap and convenient packages. 

India

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